Food security and food sovereignty – what do they mean and what’s the difference?

If you’re interested in good food, how it’s grown and where it comes from, you may have heard the terms ‘food security’ and ‘food sovereignty’ before… but what do they really mean? Find below some information on these important terms.

Food security

The World Food Programme fights hunger on a global scale and defines food security as ‘the availability and adequate access at all times to...

Stallholder of the month: Geelong Landcare Network

We think very highly of the Geelong Landcare Network, which has been a regular volunteer-run stallholder at the Market for several years now. Here is why we love these passionate environmentalists and the work they do...

Who are they?

Established in 2003, Geelong Landcare Network is an umbrella organisation for six local Landcare groups, coordinating a broad range of activities to achieve on-ground environmental improvements in the region. The Network spans a...


What's raw milk anyway?

Raw milk is considered 'raw' because it skips the manufacturing process of pasteurisation, which heats milk to high enough temperatures to kill pathogens that may be present due to contamination or sick cows.

The core of the debate...

Depending on who you talk to, raw milk is either a highly nutritious food, packed with good bacteria and enzymes that help stimulate the immune system, alleviate allergies, and make...

From Basque with Love

It’s hard not to love ‘From Basque with Love’ – and its wonderful, charismatic owner, Susana Corcoba!

Susana, the business woman behind Golden Plains Farmers’ Market stall, From Basque with Love, creates handmade, gourmet couscous, rices and lentils… and they are delicious (not to mention 100% natural, vegan, sourced locally as much as possible and free of E-100s – all the bad stuff).

Having grown up in Basque country, a region bordering Spain and France renowned for traditional...

JOIN FAIR FOOD WEEK 7 - 16 October 2017

Fair Food Week is an annual 'self-organising' national event that brings people together to create and participate in story-telling, workshops and other events that encourage and promote the production of fair food – that’s fairness in the social, economic and environmental sense.

What’s fairness got to do with food?

Well, lots actually. Farmers are not well paid by major retail chains for the food they grow for us and excessive food...

Stallholder of the month: Meltdown Toasties

What’s not to love about melted cheese? Meltdown Toasties is new addition to the Golden Plains Farmer’s Market and a regional start-up with a simple and delicious idea.

Created by workmates Caroline Jordan and Deb Sansom, the Meltdown experience is oozing with fun and freshness. Foodies with a passion for honest, good quality local fare, Jordan and Sansom come to the food van business from unrelated career backgrounds in the arts, journalism and sports. As Caroline says, “for both us...

What's in season in Spring!

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get cooking with all the delicious and nutritious produce it brings with it!

Veggies: Artichoke, asparagus, beans, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, capsicums, carrot, cauliflower, cucumbers, leeks, lemons, lettuce, limes, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, potatoes, rhubarb, silverbeet, snow peas, spinach, spring onion, squash, and zucchini

Fruits: Berries, grapefruits, strawberries, apples, figs, bananas, and mandarins (...


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